Source: LaToya Jackson Demanded Too Much Money to Appear on 'Dancing With the Stars', ABC Told Her to Beat It!
LaToya Jackson, who cited "circumstances" surrounding the death of her brother Michael as the reason why she's not cha-chaing on the next season of Dancing With the Stars, may not have been telling the complete truth.
According to PopTarts, LaToya was looking to get paid and ultimately ABC told her to go kick rocks.
"They really wanted her, but she wanted way too much money," an insider said. "It was ridiculous, too far out of the ballpark."
This is not far-fetched. AT. ALL.
The "stars" are paid a base salary of $125,000 just for showing up and for weeks one and two. After that: $10,000 for weeks three and fou; $20,000 for weeks five, six and seven; $30,000 through weeks nine; and $50,000 for the semi-finals and finals.
Well, that's what Shawn Johnson made.
And certainly, since Latoya is a lot bigger "star" (not) she wanted a whole lot more.
In other Jackson news: Janet is reportedly writing a tell-all book.
“She is going to talk about Michael’s death and how it’s affected her and his children and the rest of the family,” a source told In Touch magazine. “But a lot of it will also focus on her battle with self-esteem and weight.”
The book will be published in early 2010 to coincide with the release of her new album.